Wild plants in and around Shimane 島根とその周辺の野生植物


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Lamium ambiguus / Manekigusa マネキグサ

Bloom time: August-September

Lamiaceae /


Species in the genus Lamium:

Lamium album var. barbatum / Odorikosou
Lamium album var. barbatum(white) / Shirobanaodorikosou
Lamium ambiguus / Manekigusa
Lamium amplexicaule / Hotokenoza
Lamium hybridum  / Momijibahimeodorikosou
Lamium purpureum / Himeodorikosou
Lamium purpureum f. albiflorum / Shirobanahimeodorikosou


Lamium ambiguus / Manekigusa マネキグサ

The Japanese name, Manekigusa, for Lamium ambiguus, is derived from the flower's atmosphere, which may associate with hand gestures to invite someone in or lure. It is a perennial herb of 40-70cm in height. Leaves are of opposite phyllotaxis, in the shape of a 3-8cm-long orbicular ovate with somewhat wrinkles on surfaces. Axils on the upper parts give birth to some dark red-purple labiate flowers. Bloom time: August-September.




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